ESB EE3 heiland flash tube Question

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    ESB EE3 heiland flash tube Question

    Hi all, What i am looking for is what kind of flash tube goes on the gun? I know it was a Heiland but I have sen several different kinds and am not sure what it really is supposed to be. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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    Re: ESB EE3 heiland flash tube Question

    Most people use the heiland 3 cell, but you can also use the highland 2 cell. The screen used one was actually an MPP...but those are really pricey, when you can find them. The least expensive I have been able to find is a repro made into a Vader saber:
    MPP Flash Saber - Graflex Sabers Online Store
    But Im not sure if it can be dismantled and used for that. Worth a shot. You can usually find a heiland on ebay for ~$30-50. Hope that helps!

    I actually have two, and will be selling one in about a month.
    Last edited by AMBrown; Mar 7, 2012 at 10:19 AM.

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    Re: ESB EE3 heiland flash tube Question

    Awesome! Thanks. Now can someone tell me how long the chrome part on the gun is supposed to be? I see the 3 cell tubes seem long. Is there a measurement that the tube gets cut down to? Please let me know thanks.

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    Re: ESB EE3 heiland flash tube Question

    Most of the kits and the real Webleys(obviously) have hollow barrels, so you can slide most of the flash tube through, and shouldnt have to cut it. As far as how much of the tube is exposed, there is still a lot of debate over that, from all Ive read on these forums. I think the range is somewhere between 4.75 inches and 5.75...?

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    Re: ESB EE3 heiland flash tube Question

    Ok thanks for the info. That helps a lot.

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    Re: ESB EE3 heiland flash tube Question

    No problem, mate! Glad I could help.

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    Re: ESB EE3 heiland flash tube Question

    I just got a Heiland on Ebay at a decent price. The unit itself was in really good condition. Its better than the PVC pipe I was using and will do until I can get a real MPP or a replica MPP.

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